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Sea state : a memoir

Lasley, Tabitha (author.).


Summary: "A Recommended Read from: Los Angeles Times * The Week * Lit Hub A stunning and brutally honest memoir that shines a light on what happens when female desire conflicts with a culture of masculinity in crisis In her midthirties and newly free from a terrible relationship, Tabitha Lasley quit her job at a London magazine, packed her bags, and poured her savings into a six-month lease on an apartment in Aberdeen, Scotland. She decided to make good on a long-deferred idea for a book about oil rigs and the men who work on them. Why oil rigs? She wanted to see what men were like with no women around. In Aberdeen, Tabitha became deeply entrenched in the world of roughnecks, a teeming subculture rich with brawls, hard labor, competition, and the deepest friendships imaginable. The longer she stayed, the more she found her presence had a destabilizing effect on the men--and her. Sea State is on the one hand a portrait of an overlooked industry: "offshore" is a way of life for generations of primarily working-class men and also a potent metaphor for those parts of life we keep at bay--class, masculinity, the transactions of desire, and the awful slipperiness of a ladder that could, if we tried hard enough, lead us to security. Sea State is on the other hand the story of a journalist whose professional distance from her subject becomes perilously thin. In Aberdeen, Tabitha gets high and dances with abandon, reliving her youth, when the music was good and the boys were bad. Twenty years on, there is Caden: a married rig worker who spends three weeks on and three weeks off. Alone and in an increasingly precarious state, Tabitha dives into their growing attraction. The relationship, reckless and explosive, will lay them both bare"--Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 143289658X
  • ISBN: 9781432896584
  • Physical Description: 341 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, ME : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2022.

Contents / Notes

Formatted Contents Note: T Block -- Foum Assaka -- Tiffany -- T-211 -- Tern -- Brent Field -- Piper Bravo -- Ninian Central -- Clyde.
Subject: Lasley, Tabitha
Journalists Great Britain Biography
Oil industry workers Great Britain Social conditions
Oil industry workers Sexual behavior Great Britain
Oil well drilling rigs Great Britain
Men Great Britain Identity
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Industries huilières Personnel Grande-Bretagne Conditions sociales
Industries huilières Personnel Sexualité Grande-Bretagne
Pétrole Puits Forage Grande-Bretagne Appareils et matériel
Hommes Grande-Bretagne Identité
Livres en gros caractères
large print books
Men Identity
Oil well drilling rigs
Great Britain
Genre: Autobiographies.
Large type books.

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